U.S. Covid vaccinations spike as several states confirm omicron cases

Nearly 2.2 million vaccine doses were reported administered for a 24-hour period ending Thursday, CDC data shows. Vaccinations peaked at around 3.4 million per day, according to a seven-day average, in April after the shots first became available. Vaccinations were on the rise again heading into Thanksgiving and crossed the 1.5 million average shots per day mark in mid-November, many […]

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China's services activity expands at slower pace in November, shows private survey

Activity in China's services sector expanded at a slower pace in November amid rising inflationary pressures and continuing small-scale Covid-19 outbreaks, a private survey showed on Friday. The Caixin/Markit services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 52.1 in November from 53.8 in October, but remained above the 50-point mark. China's leisure and tourism businesses have been feeling the heat from […]

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Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

The U.K., U.S., Japan, Israel and other nations have implemented new travel restrictions. The U.S. issued stricter testing requirements for inbound travelers. Fitch lowered its forecast for air traffic's recovery next year because of omicron and other variants. The spread of the omicron Covid-19 variant across the world could further delay the travel industry's recovery, a fresh challenge just as […]

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American Cities With the Most Unusual Weather This Year

Unusual weather and temperatures, especially heat, are key indicators of climate change. Climate change’s effects on the natural world and the human environment are most consequential to life on Earth. While there have been unusually cold winters in recent years, they have become less common. Much of the unusual weather tends to be hotter.  It is no secret that the […]

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Banks And Fintech Both Need Each Other

The fundamental issue between banks and fintech would be who will own the customer and who will be the service provider. Banks and fintech firms will coexist in the future and grow through collaboration, and there will be space for everybody, said Aditya Puri, former managing director and CEO, HDFC Bank, at the Business Standard BFSI Insight Summit. “As far […]

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Universal Parks Leadership Shakeup: Karen Irwin To Lead Orlando Resort, Tom Mehrmann Will Oversee Universal Studios Hollywood, Japan & Beijing in “Pacific Rim” Role

Universal Parks & Resorts made a number of big announcements today, among them that Karen Irwin, President of Universal Studios Hollywood, will become President of Universal Orlando Resort. That property’s current president, Bill Davis, is retiring after 15 years at his post. Irwin began her career with Universal in Orlando. Most recently, she led the development and opening of The […]

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This Is the Car Brand With the Least Loyal Customers

Car brand loyalty is important to dealers and manufacturers. When people sell or trade in a car and buy a model from another company, they basically have to be replaced to keep brand sales level. In the industry, customers who stay with the same brand when they buy a new car are called “retentions.” When a brand loses a customer […]

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This Is the Country Where Police Have the Most Guns

It would be hard to find someone in law enforcement in the United States who does not carry a gun. And that is not the end of it. Many American police departments get tactical weapons from the federal government, including armored vehicles and assault rifles. At the far end of the spectrum, in some countries, law enforcement departments rarely issue […]

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